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this is that the original stevensons--there were seven brothers, who came to the united states in the 18th century so when they multiply, then you have legions and legions of stevensons who live all across the country now. c-span: where did they come from? >> guest: well, they came originally from scotland, from the lowlands in scotland and life got pretty dour and tough over there so then they went to scotland--excuse me, to ireland, and they're part of this big migration that comes to the united states in the 18th century; comes into pennsylvania and then works its way by means of the great philadelphia road down into the south. and each generation moves on. i mean, this is a really american story, this scots-irish migration. and then these people in turn populate areas of the south. and in a critical decision for the stevensons when they were living in kentucky, they chose to move into the free state of illinois. and, of course, their family history would have been entirely different had they stayed in the south, or even gone farther west into slave-holding states. c-span: what are we seeing right here
be vice president of the united states. i accept. i accept. [applause]. >> joe biden tonight accepting the nomination for vice president of the united states. good evening. president obama also accepted his party nomination tonight for second term of course. he made the argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster. and that it would be im peril by return to republican leadershi leadership. here are some of leadership. here are some of the highlights of the >> on every issue th!d choice you face won't just be between 2 candidates or 2 parties. it will be a choice between 2 different paths for america. a choice between 2 fundamentally different visions. for the future. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention offer same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another, field a cold coming on tashtion 2 tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. america i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder but at least to the
to make it official. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> he says this election isn't just about him. he says it's a choice. >> on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> and the president says the republicans have only one path. >> have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> in his acceptance speech, vice president biden stuck to the line which has almost become a catch phrase for him. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> democrats hope the energy and momentum of these last three days will carry forward now that the conventions are over and the fall campaign begins. the president says this election is still about hope. >> if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. >> and vice president biden says americans never lost faith. >> you never quit on america. and you deserve a president
've been talking this week about red lines that he doesn't want iran to cross before the united states would be involved in military action. i think he's going to lay out what his red lines are and to say to the world, listen, this is a crisis that the whole world has to deal with. i think this is seen as his final warning that if we done see movement on this issue, israel will have to act. >> i want to talk about the iranian president. i'll let you first eat a little crow. you made a prediction that was wrong. >> i thought -- i said yesterday on this show that i thought ahmadinejad would kind of go for broke, kamikaze in his last u.n. general assembly. instead, he talked about, you know, this new world order that he sees when the world powers would have less influence. but he wasn't as fiery. he didn't mention israel by name. i think a lot of people were surprised. in the statements he was saying leading up to this appearance he was much more fiery. i think in addition to ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general asking him to tone it down, i think maybe the supreme leader in iran said
handouts. >> translator: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he done know what it takes to help the people of america. but do i. oil get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his term today at the univision candidate forum. when president obama faces th
and arrived in united states today. president obama and secretary of state clinton paid tribute to the man. nancy cordes shows us the emotional homecoming. >>> the remains of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others carried out the military plan. into a hangar where the president and other dignitaries state department staffers and the victims' families waited. >>> this has been a difficult week for the state department and for our country. >>> an emotional secretary clinton paid tribute to each man. >>> sean smith joined the state department after six years in air force. tyrone what is spent two decades as a navy seal serving multiple tors in iraq and afghanistan glenn gordy also a former steel and experienced paramedic. >>> she saved for last beat ambassador she had selected to help libyan people build a new government. >>> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens known for his courage and his smile goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and it is california cool. >>> president obama called for patrons refused to back down in face of danger. >>> to you their families and col
: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he doesn't know what it takes to help the people of america but i do. i'll get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his turn today at the univision candidate forum. romney didn't give any details about his immigration
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
, and that return long. he won the gold medal in london and today he wins the united states open. >> one of the more popular people in great britain, since the last royal wedding. he is top of his world. the orioles resume and they will host the tampa bay raise. the only game out of first place, what is shaping up as a magical september. >> he needed it. tonight, regrouping and facing it for tomorrow. >> will let you know of the weather looks like the highlight for the raven's tonight. ?o?o?oçoíc';woçwk1 >> we have had an unbelievable weather. wednesday, thursday, it looks beautiful. next, a chance of any showers and storms saturday evening. it is tough to see how that works in here. a round of the midlantic. game, it doesn't get a whole lot better. >> you are getting poetic tonight. >> that is all for love and news tonight. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys
it was sent to the united states to keep it safe. some art experts are skeptical mona lisa has a twin. they argue it's more likely an anonymous painter who was trying to copy da vinci. >> i've seen the infrareds and the x-rays. they are not characteristic of what leonardo does in these paintings. >> reporter: about 6 million people visit the louvre in paris each year to see the mona lisa. museum officials would not comment on claims of a second portrait. the debate will likely linger. the swiss foundation says it will not sell the painting or reveal who currently owns it. >> the mystery goes on. historians with the mona lisa foundation believe da vinci painted the earlier portrait 10 to 12 years before the original mona lisa. >> another quick look outside where things are booming and turbulent. >> let's start with the watch that covers the entire metro area until midnight, the severe thunderstorm watch. the deeper yellow is a warning in loudoun county, prince william county, fauquier county and a little sliver of montgomery county. we will track these for you all night. of course, we
.3% in the second quarter. the united states economy is barely, barely moving. now i think voters want to know what's going on. dagen: what's going on with mitt romney, he can't seem to put together a cohesive discussion about the state of the economy that is resonating with voters. you mentioned in the column that he was talking about trade cheaters and energy independence, which seem wholly removed from what is really happening right here right now on the ground for the american people. >> well, the ads that target china as a trade cheater are aimed at voters in northern ohio and around the great lakes where the auto workers are, but obama has been running his own ads hitting china, so i think they kind of neutralize one another. we had a report this morning that durable goods orders have dropped the most since january 09. orders for motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts dropped 11% in august. whatever obama did to bail out the auto industry, those people working in the industries in the northern ohio are the ones affected by a figure like that. and i don't quite understand why romney isn't goin
to them tonight there is not a liberal america and conservative america, there is the united states of america. >> reporter: he's made a sport out of outtalking his adversaries. >> john mccain likes to say that he'll follow bin laden to the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives. >> reporter: but in charlotte he faces perhaps his biggest challenger yet, can barack obama top barack obama? >> the expectations game definitely works against the president. it is a speech that is going to be compared to the '08 speech. >> reporter: obama comes from a long line of democratic party presidential candidates who face similar speaking challenges. recall how bill clinton's snoozer of a speech in 1988 -- >> reporter: became history when it was replaced by his rousing 1992 speech. >> i have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo, your time has come and gone. >> reporter: it's up to obama to live up to clinton's successful second convention speech. >> tonight let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century, to meet our challenges and
was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconciliation between the arab and the united states. he was a peace corps volunteer. he joined the foreign service and obviously committed his life to not only reconstruction and rehabilitation of arab societies, but also focused on libya quite a bit. >> in speaking to americans, and muslims today throughout the washington area, we heard the same message over and over. they hope that the assassination of ambassador stevens does not derail the partnership between the united states and the new libya. wendy and jim? >> christ gordon, thank you. we will be continuing to follow this story. we'll have more on the deadly attacks. the violent protest in the middle east, and there is also new reaction to this. you can also stay up to date on nbcwashington.com. >>> for the second time in three weeks, prince george's county is dealing tonight with the murder of a high school student. both crimes remain unsolved. pat collins joins us from capitol heights. pat? >> reporter: jim, one killed in her home, another killed walking to school. two teenager
i did in a setting like that. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >> that tape was secretly recorded during a fund-raiser at a private home in boca raton. supporters payed $50,000 to attend. it came to light after an opposition researcher tracked down the person who shot and it broker the tape's release to the liberal magazine mother jones. the researcher is the grandson of former president jimmy carter. >>> there is a dramatic shift in the latest poll for the critical swing state of virginia. a new "washington post" survey out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday.
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introducing you to the president of the united states, that's a pretty remarkable message. >> that is. >> that speaks to the american dream and i will say, perhaps, his greatest asset is his little 3-year-old daughter was a super star on the cutaways and become an internet celebrity flipping her hair around. it was draets. >> we're just getting started live from the blackfinn salon in charlotte, north carolina. >> mika does that too. when she's at baseball games and they catch her behind home plate. >> remember when we embarrassed chris. absolutely funny. >> the mayor is going to be here. >> mayor julian castro will be here joining us and bring in white house senior adviser valerie jarrett here to join us. >> all right. >> yes. >> tom brokaw, arianna huffington. up next, jim vandehei with the top stories from the politico playbook. but first, let's send it up to bill karins in new york for a check on the forecast, bill? >> good morning to you, mika. it's a very humid morning for everyone in the eastern half of the country. there's some fog to deal with too. and definitely some rain, e
, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to degenerate the religious beliefs of others. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> reporter: elsewhere in iran, a cleric upped the bounty of the killing of the author of a book that sparked global protest after the late leader called it islam. >> yes, it's a stupid film. the correct response is to say it's a stupid film on youtube and get on with your life. to take it and deliberately use it to inflame your troops is a political act. it's not about religion. >> reporter: when asked why the pakistani government called for a national holiday today, many ways inviting protesters on the street, they told cnn they had to address public sentiment. i think it's already a decision that's been criticized by many. >> thank you. >>> the state department fending off accusations this morning that it failed to secure the u.s. consula
, to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. you know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> at a certain point as these attacks continue, the american people are going to say, we've had enough. why are we training these people if they're murdering us. >> well, that may be in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, the vast majority of the afghans, you've lived with them, you understand these people, they're with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening and there have been afghans who have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been underway because that was the only reaction that they could have taken was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> reporter: training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the center piece of general allen's mission. >> once they're there -- >> reporte
remained the same though. the united states saying that it is not drawing any red lines. secretary clinton saying we are not setting any deadline. she also said the sanctions seem to be having an effect. martha, again worth noting, one israeli official speaking in jerusalem is fearful that the iranians may take some comfort in the u.s. position and may use the u.s. position to buy more time, possibly to build a nuclear bomb. martha? martha: that is troublesome. also syria, of course is such a part of this whole die namic. that is on the agenda at the u.n. what do we expect there? >> reporter: that's right. there will be a meeting today sort of on the sidelines of the general assembly. it will be hosted by secretary of state hillary clinton. it is a meeting of the friends of syria. it will be attended by ministers of some 20 countries. the purpose of this meeting essentially to show support for the syrian opposition and to address the humanitarian concerns. the risch shan foreign minister is going to speak today. likely he will talk about syria. the russian foreign minister said yesterday r
growers supplied dealers in other states. according to california watch, that is unit of the center for investigative reporting. feds are on track to eradicate 1.5 million marijuana plants this year. keep in mind, it's less than a third of what they seized three years ago. many attribute the drop to a state eradication program after three decades but potted seizures have himself fallen in oregon and washington state, as well. >> people watched in amazement. the video that went viral. you saw it. a u.c. davis police pepper spraying those demonstrators. >> tonight a massive payout to those students involved. nannette miranda has reaction from davis. >> reporter: pepper spray is unimaginable pain. >> it was an unforgetable scene shown all around the world last fall. pepper spraying peaceful protestors who were upset about the rising cost of tuition. an acknowledgement that the response could have been better. officials and american civil liberties union agreed to settle a lawsuit for a million dollars. >> the university is held accountable for their actions but make sure that november
in mexico, more than 130 inmates are on the run. police are blocking roads leading to the united states after a major prison break. they're offering a $15,000 reward as well for the fugitives who escaped from a prison about 150 miles from san antonio. police say they were able to burrow through a tunnel. >>> atlanta, nashville, new york city and the possibility of tornadoes. we'll get right to meteorologist rob marciano in atlanta. how are things looking this morning? >> wet to start and stormy to finish is the way you implied it as well. tennessee yesterday over 6 inches of rainfall, knoxville seeing 3 inches. that's a record. in places in arkansas they needed the rain. there were areas in alabama that saw swift water rescues taking place because of the flooding. heavy rain from pittsburgh through charleston. this is shifting towards the east. it will get towards the i-95 corridor from d.c. to baltimore, starting to slide into philadelphia right now in through new york city. even coastal flooding possible with winds as we get later on into the day. here comes the heavy rain. the foreca
outreach to the united states. >> definitely, i think in one sense there's been a lot between the two on this so-called red line and i think netanyahu was shocked he didn't meet him. he sees a real possibility that president obama can be off -- in office and knows he needs to work with president obama on a nuclear iran but at the same time, their presentation yesterday was very effective because he really sent out an urgency saying iran could have a bomb by next summer or spring. >> you know, i look at that red line. we were just talking about this, the camera caught us. what does that exactly mean when you cross that? >> it's a threshold over which if iran passes it then military action would be necessary and then there would be an agreement. he wants president obama to lay out if iran goes over this line, i'm in for military action. >> with some very specific details that are -- >> basically what the prime minister said was if iran reaches its final stage of enrichment needed for a nuclear bomb then, you know, he would want the united states to get involved. >> okay, so the presiden
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, the biggest american hall had an olympics not held in the united states. maryland athletes have a standout year as well. he did not just mention michael phelps. katie lecky also got a special shot out. and she may have been swimming in london, but she still had to finish a summer assignment for her high school english class. there she is. [applause] >> there you go. that is pretty cool. also at today's event, the athletes presented the president and first lady with an american flag that was carried by the u.s. team during this year's opening ceremonies in london. >> covering the nation today, classes are cancelled for a fifth day for chicago school students, but both sides of the teachers' strike say they are closer to getting a deal. the new hope emerged thursday after days of sometimes contentious meetings between the teachers' union in chicago and the city school board. the union which represents nearly 30,000 chicago teachers says both sides are near an agreement on pay but are far apart on teacher evaluations, benefits, and other issues. both sides say they hope kids can return to sch
in the united states but even in the caribbean and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we've got all of this hotel buildup in london that is now empty. the crowds are gone. a lot of empty rooms and good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations also drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado. the theme park destinations even some of the city destinations like chicago and d.c." >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares won't be dropping much before october, but the lower cost of everything else can offset that in places where there's still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september but the pricing is just so much better. >> reporter: experts say post-labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> all right. >> yeah. and of course, you know, time to wait, after labor day. a lot o
everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: certain points, if these attacks continue, the american people will say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us? >> that may be, in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, vast majority of afghans, you have lived with them, you understand these people. they are with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening, and there have been afghan who's have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been under way. because that was the only reaction that they could have taken, was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the centerpiece of general allen's mission. >> once they are there, we're going to move -- >> reporter: he has already had to success spespend training tw. shoul
own that home. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a united states citizen. >> when 62-year-old brenda lucas doesn't stay with family or friends, she calls this tent home, camping here with few comfort with a place to cook and a place to lie down. she doesn't want to give up on the place she's called home since 1969. >> i didn't want to be a burden on other people. >> lucas had a house on this land on beaumont street but in february of 2011, someone set fire to her home. >> attempted to open the door to the first level and there i saw a column of fire at the front and i just watched my life go up in flames. >> the baltimore fire department ruled the cause of the fire arson. lucas, her daughter and two grandchildren made it out of the house alive. lucas had to be hospitalized for several days for smoke inhalation and minor burns. she has recovered but what has happened since the fire continues to be an open wound for lucas. >> i needed help from wherever it could come. i needed everything. i stood in need of everything because i had lost everything and i said i don't want the city to just level my
by examining 113 indicators from official data sources and polling 15,000 executives. united states continued a four-year slide to the seventh spot. separately, a judge ruling amr can abandon its pilot's union contract. saying the bankrupt parent of american airlines corrected certain issues that caused him to reject the same request in the past. amr is trying to save more than $1 billion a year in labor costs. it can unilaterally impose work terms on its pilot, all is happening as talks between amr and u.s. air continue. >>> in the meantime, a very complicated story. we've been trying to follow the twists and turns. the fbi now says there is no evidence to support claims that hacking group anonymous infiltrated an fbi agent's laptop and lifted data for more than 12 million apple products. however the front page of "the financial times" lays it out and says hackers embarrass apple with this data release. there were over a million different devices, numbers were published online. this is a story that has many odd twists. the hackers said they would not give any interviews about this breach unt
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thoug into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to th
east, the horn of africa over the last couple of weeks, protests against the united states. what is behind what seems to be this new wave of anti-americanism, in your opinion? >> well, i think, you know, if i can say one thing about america and the way it's viewed in this part of the world. i've just come back from my 88th visit to the middle east since leaving office. if i were you in america, i would not worry about being loved. that's not your role in the world, right? your role is to be strong and you are strong. what you have to understand in these circumstances there's two groups struggling for what's going on in the world. you have anti-american protesters burning the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out ther
the president as inept. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country conside itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to
to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facin an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. >>> now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a day
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